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How John Young Smuggled a Corned-Beef Sandwich into Space

NASA astronaut John Young, who died Jan. 5, is remembered for a small scandal after he smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space.

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How a (Contraband) Corned Beef Sandwich Ended Up in Space 50 Years Ago

Just about two hours into the flight of Gemini 3, NASA's first two-man space mission 50 years ago, pilot John Young reached into his spacesuit's pocket and pulled out a surprise: a corned beef sandwich.